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Will play an active role to clear doubts on Muslim laws: AIMPLB

AIMPLB's efforts will be to underline the need to remove doubts among non-Muslims on Sharia and other issues.

By: Press Trust of India | Lucknow | Published: September 15, 2014 4:04 pm

In the wake of a raging controversy over the issue of ‘Love Jihad‘ raised by right wing outfits, All India Muslim Personal Law Board has decided to remove misconceptions among people with regard to the subject besides concepts pertaining to the Islamic law.

At a conference on ‘Islamic laws of Nikah, Polygamy and Adoption’ organised  Sunday night, AIMPLB decided to enhance the activities of its Tafheem-e-Shariat committee to remove misconceptions about different aspects of the Sharia Law, the board’s member Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangimahli said on Monday.

“Several speakers expressed concern over topics such as a non-Islamic subject like ‘Love Jihad’ being made an issue, attempts to spread hatred among the new generation about Islam, wrong reporting in media on Sharia law, presenting the Sharia views in a distorted manner in the courts.”

“AIMPLB’s efforts will be to underline the need to remove doubts among non-Muslims on Sharia and other issues,” he said.

‘Love Jihad’ is the term being used by right wing Hindu outfits while referring to alleged conversion of Hindu girls through marriage, a concept which has been dubbed as “false propaganda” by Muslim religious leaders and scholars saying that Islam does not allow forced conversions.

Farangimahli said the Tafheem-e-Shariat committee would apprise the people, especially Muslim lawyers, on the concepts of nikah (marriage), polygamy, adoption and other such issues through seminars, books and other means, with a view to provide them better knowledge on these subjects so that they can present their case in the court properly, he said.

Besides the committee would also distribute pamphlets, books and use media for the purpose.

To clear misconceptions, AIMPLB had organised similar conferences in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi and Aligarh and it now plans to hold another such conference next month in Allahabad, Farangimahli said, adding that by February next year, six such conferences would be organised in the country.

The speakers at the conference especially made reference to the allegations on Muslims regarding polygamy and pointed out that Islam permits it only under special circumstances, Farangimahli said.

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  1. P
    Sep 15, 2014 at 5:39 pm
    There shall be one land of law in any matter for all citizens of the nation. There can't be laws based on religion cast color or creed otherwise nation doesn't exist as one. All special laws based on cast color and creed or reservation must be removed from the consution after 67 years of independence. If there is weaker section in the society help them to get educated and have financial/medical help only to survive and earn their lively hood. If you look out to any other nation so called secular have no standing in the world. Laws and rules are made for citizens and not for particular cl of society. Every citizen must be viewed equal in the eyes of law.
    1. G
      Sep 16, 2014 at 4:09 am
      There is no place for polygamy in this day and age, doesn't matter cirstances. And, how about the AIMPLB first explain why they have been blocking women from joining their board? why they have been blocking all their recommendations? If they want to represent all Muslims views how about they first start by representing Muslim women?
      1. Peter Peter
        Sep 15, 2014 at 11:08 am
        What nonsense, there is NO place for nonsense like Sharia in India. Don't even bother trying, get out of India if you want even an microgram of Sharia in your life.
        1. R
          Raghu S
          Sep 15, 2014 at 1:26 pm
          It is good that they are trying to remove misconception about Shria laws. They should also explain to non Muslims about a chapter in Quran "Spoils of War". After reading it a non Muslim thinks that real Muslims are Talibans as per its teachings and all other Muslims are fake.
          1. S
            Sep 16, 2014 at 9:47 am
            There shall be one Common law. If muslisms insist on Shariah law then Shariah law including criminal punishment provisions must be introduced for MUSLIMS only.
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